Letters

Pain linked to repetitive work

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.269c (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:269
  1. S P Tyrer
  1. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP.

    EDITOR,- Peter Brooks's editorial correctly concludes that repetitive strain injury is a pain syndrome rather than a defined injury.1 Having seen several patients with alleged repetitive strain injury for medicolegal reports, I support this position. There is, however, a relation between symptoms in this condition and degree of repetitive work. Those carrying out continuous work of the hands or arms frequently complain of pain, numbness, swelling, and weakness. These …

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